Dinosaurs and the Origin of Flight is the first volume
of a new scientific journal produced by The Dinosaur Museum
of Blanding, Utah. Some of the most controversial questions
concerning the relationship of birds and dinosaurs are answered
based on amazing new fossils that have spectacular details
for what came before Archaeopteryx is addressed with evidence
that will significantly change the popular and widely held current
beliefs of scientists and the general public. Previously
unknown animals are described for the first time, which are pivotal
in the understanding of how flight was achieved by pterosaurs
These new discoveries
are presented in a scientific, but easy to read text with numerous
highly detailed photographs and companion drawings. Both historical
illustrations and original life restorations are included to
demonstrate the changing image of these remarkable animals.
of the papers in this volume have been produced in cooperation
with organizations from the People's Republic of China,
including the Geological Institute, the Chinese Academy
of Geological Sciences, the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology
and Paleoanthropology, the Liaoning Museum of Paleontology,
the Fossil Administration Office of Liaoning, and the Liaoning
Provincial Bureau of Land Resources Management.
of the fossils in this volume will be featured in the 2004/05
traveling museum exhibit: Feathered Dinosaurs and the
Origin of Flight, organized by The Dinosaur Museum
and the Liaoning Fossil Administration Office. The exhibit
will premiere at the San Diego Natural History Museum from
February 7, 2004 through January 2, 2005 and then continue
to travel to other museums.
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